(Original post by WDooley1)
so, I have a question for all you little Sainsberries!
Do you prefer earlies or lates, or mids in terms of shifts?
I generally hate middle of the day shifts (especially if they're only 4 hours), its our busiest time so you're practically stuck to your till unless you get a break or are a 'chosen one'. I think the customers at this time are usually the nicest though so it could be worse.
I like evening shifts because they're usually pretty quiet and there's more chance of getting something else to do. You don't always get away on time though, which sucks. Our store used to contract people until 15minutes after closing time (Usually 8 but 9 on Thursday and Friday and 6 on Sunday) but they changed that for some reason. Is probably better to maybe have to stay until 10 past than definitely have to stay until quarter past anyways though.
I love early shifts on other departments because its great getting away early but I absolutely loathe them on checkouts during the week. The same two people (who have been there years, probably since the shop opened) refuse to do tills for more than 5minutes at a time so you're basically on them by yourself while they stand around talking. So frustrating.
I don't know what Saturday mornings are like because I've always done middle of the day/ evening shifts and we don't open until 1 on Sunday so there isn't an early shift then (unless you're counting tills/working on fresh).
As much as I hated the idea of working Sundays when I agreed to do them, they're not as bad as I thought they were. Its a middle of the day shift (1-6) but its the complete opposite of every other day. Its quiet and boring all day but then 5 minutes to closing you get about 2-3 trolleys at each till so you never ever get away on time unless you've been purposely closed off. Is also very frustrating being told to stay on your till when there's nothing to do on them and other people are walking about.
Sorry bout the essay.
Basically, I hate middle of the day shifts and probably prefer evening shifts to early ones, especially if I'm getting away on time.